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is that? tom foreman is in washington to speculate. good morning. >> reporter: hi, carroll. we don't know what that means. there's been speculation it will have something to do with mental health issues because certainly at a lot of local levels people talked about that on the republican side. people on the conservative side saying that has to be addressed as much, perhaps more than the gun issue itself. so we're expecting that may be the direction to go but the truth is we don't really know. what we do know is that the nra was quiet immediately after this. they often are after such incidents and they usually say as they did this time out of respect for the community and the family involved but now that a little bit of time has passed what we would certainly expect here is that there would be a clear message to the white house and to others which is be careful about overreacting at this point because the nra will push back and certainly they have proven that politically they have the power to do it not only nationally but certainly at the state level. carol? >> tom foreman reporting live
at schools we are learning more about adam lanza. the washington post today has a quote from his former first grade teacher who says there was a quiet depth to him that i couldn't penetrate. let's bring in national political reporter and bob franken, a syndicated columnist. welcome to both of you. before we get started i want to play you more on the interview on "meet the press" this morning. >> if it is crazy to call for putting police and armed security in our school to protect our children then call me crazy. i will tell you what the american people, i think the american people think it is crazy not to do it. it is the one thing that would keep people safe and the nra is going to try to do that. >> immediately following the interview new york senator chuck schumer called wayne lapierre tone deaf. what do you make of the discussion that the nation and the lawmakers are having around gun control especially considering how often these conversations seem to flare up after something horrible like this and fade just as quickly? >> it does fade just as quickly because the gun lobby terifies any p
in washington the debate is returning to the always thorny issue of gun control. members of congress are starting to be heard on gun law, heeding the president's call to act to prevent another atrocity. as he had on friday, the president pressed for change last night regardless he said of the politics. >> in the coming weeks i'll use whatever power this office holds to engage my fellow citizens from law enforcement to mental health professionals to parents and educators in an effort aimed at preventing more tragedies like this. >> suarez: today at the capitol, there were early signs of a possible break in the long dead lock on gun control. on ms-nbc west virginia senator joe said newtown has changed the conversation. >> i ask all my friends in the n.r.a. -- and i'm a proud n.r.a. member and always have been -- that we need to sit down and move this dialogue a sensible, reasonable approach to fixing it. it's part of it, not all of it. everything has to be on the table and i think it will be >> suarez: this afternoon the senate opened with a moment of silence for the newtown victims. t
. from washington our investigative correspondent live at newtown high school. let me start with you, pete. what's the latest on the investigation and the question that investigators said they will tell us at some point which is how closer are we to knowing why? >> not much that i know of, chuck. they had been hopeful that they could extract some information from the computers that he had in the home. he was very into computers, they say. he was very socially with drawn. he was very engaged with computers. they say before he left his mother's house on the morning that he shot and killed her while she was sleeping, he damaged extensively his computers that he took the hard drive out and tried to tamper with the inside of it and pulled the disk out and did a lot of damage to it. it's not clear whether they will be able to extract information and they will try their best and there is hope they will find something. there was no letter or note left behind. he was not someone who apparently was involved in social media. he didn't post things on websites or chat rooms. there is precious lit
children. parents can no longer take no for an answer from washington when the topic turns to protecting our children. entrenched special interests are going to try to muddy the cause in the coming days. the cause of this sickening mass shooting, like the others, is no longer a mystery to commonsense americans, and blessedly, there are more commonsense americans than there are special interests. even if it doesn't always seem that way. i say good luck to the gun lobbyists, good luck to the hollywood lawyer who tries to blunt the righteous anger of millions of parents by hiding behind twisted readings of our bill of rights. >> good day. i'm andrea mitchell live in washington. the first funerals today are for 6-year-old jack pinto and noah posner whose twin sister was in another classroom and survived the shootings. nbc's michelle franzen joins me now from fairfield, connecticut, where jack pinto's funeral is now underway. michelle. >> well, that's exactly right, andrea. we are here in fairfield about 30 miles from sandy hook where noah posner's burial services are underway. they began abo
buoyed by hopes of progress in the washington deficit talks. the dow jones industrial average gained 100 points to close at 13,235. the nasdaq rose 39 points to close at 3010. traders also paused for a minute of silence this morning, to remember the school shooting victims in connecticut. republican congressman tim scott of south carolina will become the first black senator from the south since reconstruction. he was awarded the congressional medal of honor for bravery in world war ii and was electedded to the senate in 1962. he gained national attention on the senate watergate committee and became president protem of the senate, the third in line to succeed the president. he was 88 years old. governor nikki haley announced the appointment of the first- term lawmaker today. he'll fill the seat of republican senator jim demint, who's resigning to lead the heritage foundation, a conservative washington think tank. scott will serve two years, and says he plans then to face election in his own right in 2014 for a full six-year term. voters in japan have chosen a new prime minister, shinzo ab
a hunting trip. but ron, he said, you go back to washington and you get your colleagues to do something about the assault weapons and the extended clips and that is what i'm here to do along with my colleagues and we look forward to reaching a cross the aisle and having a similar dwarfing of republican members of -- gathering of republican members of congress to take care of this problem once and for all. >> i want to thank you for your outstanding leadership on this matter. i'm a discharged veteran who earned an expert marksmanship medal while i was in the service. i'm also the parent of a son murdered on the south side of the city of chicago. and i am a pastor of my church. i am here to support hr 308. the large capacity ammunition device act which i have been a co-sponsor of since march of last year. hearing reports that there are 264,000 -- rifles manufactured each year in the u.s. and of those a 5,443 are exported overseas and 248,000 are used right here in the u.s. a bitter irony that we are confronted with at sandy hook is that the firearm industry's association their headquarter
in washington. the people of newtown are strong. they are a people of great faith, they are a small knit community. they will not retreat from this. in many ways, they will get stronger, and they will want us to make sure not that we use this, but that we learn from it and make ourselves a better society, a safer society. it's an important discussion to have and we will have it. as one who has been fortunate enough to represent newtown for 14 years in the state senate, i'm going to make sure that we have that discussion on many fronts. >> sir, do you think that newtown is ready to be used as a national example of why we need better gun regulation in this country? as unfortunate as it seems to politicize this heinous act, as young parents across this country, future parents across this country want to know that their children are safe when they go to school. do you think the town of newtown is ready to carry the burden of knowing that it needs to be used as an example? >> well, thomas, they are carrying an incredible burden that none of us want them to bear and they don't deserve. i don't
that was inside the prison. megyn: there is a growing belief in washington and wall street that nearly every single american is a step closer to seeing their taxes go up in the new year. chris stirewalt joins us on what you can expect coming up next in the effort to head off that big tax hike. let's look at the picture that we have of chris. he is about 30 pounds heavier than the normal here. chris stirewalt, i'm sorry. okay, we will show you the live version. [laughter] plus, troubling research today on the number of surgical errors in america. doctor siegel is next on what doctors and hospitals and patients can take away from this. as the nation pauses to remember the victims and newtown, a very powerful focus group and suggestions on how parents can help their children cope with the tragedy. >> we had the nra called for an armed police officer. i don't want to make it a gun to be because we partied on. would that make you feel better? without bringing comfort? in fact, in a recent survey, 95% of people who tried it agreed that it relieved their headache fast. visit fastreliefchallenge.com
in washington is a no vote. vote for nothing. you don't have to explain. if you're willing to move forward and for the sake of our children, soledad, we had 20 beautiful babies that were slaughtered. that cannot be tolerated in america. >> joe manchin says sitting down at the table, carol, is the first step to coming to some meaningful dialogue about what changes to be happened considered to be reasonable on both sides of the issue. >> even in this climate, that's easier said than done. thanks, soledad. >>> now is your chance to talk about one of the big stories of the day, the question is this. what does owning a gun represent to you? there is one industry that is recession proof, the gun industry. americans spend about $3.5 billion every year on guns. even in the days after 20 first graders were shot multiple times gun stores were jammed in case washington decides to clamp down on guns. >> they're going to do something, that's obvious, and people want to get stuff before a ban on whatever comes in, probably magazines, people get scared. >> critics say america's enormous appetite for guns
for reasonable gun control legislation. a new "the washington post"/abc news poll finds 54% now favor stricter gun control laws, that's a five-year high, by the way. it is also the point the president made with his call to have action now. >> since i've been president, this is the fourth time we have come together to comfort a grieving community torn apart by mass shootings. fourth time we have hugged survivors. the fourth time we have consoled the families of victims. we can't tolerate this anymore. these tragedies must end. and to end them, we must change. we will be told that the causes of such violence are complexed and that is true. no single law, no set of laws can eliminate evil from the world or present every senseless act of violence in our society. but that can't be an excuse for inaction. surely we can do better than this. >> that moment is what the "washington post" is calling president obama's enough is enough speech. joining me now, now by the way a consultant to mayors against illegal guns. thank you for joining us. >> thank you, tamron. >> our article is why we wanted you on as
with me. i'm brooke baldwin here in atlanta. time to go, as we always do, to washington. "the situation room" with wolf blitzer begins right now. hey, wolf. >> hi, brooke. thanks very much. happening now, the connecticut shooting investigation appears to be moving into a new phase at one crime scene. stand by. >>> a blizzard, rain, and high winds. a winter storm is on the move and holiday travel potentially could be taking a big hit. information you need to know. >>> and a new hollywood film about the hunt for osama bin laden is getting a terrible review from three united states senators. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." right now, the house of representatives is getting closer to a showdown vote on the house speaker's plan to avoid that so-called fiscal cliff. it's a high stakes bargaining chip in the negotiations with president obama and it comes only 12 days before automatic tax hikes and spending cuts go into effect. that could take a painful toll on the u.s. economy. let's go to capitol hill. our senior congressional correspondent dana bash is standing by with the
: and outside the washington office of the national rifle association.more than 100 people protested by chanting "shame on the n-r- a." the group is calling for stronger gun control laws. the nra. has stayed slien---- silent. since friday. even taking down its facebook page the day of the bloody shooting spree.one day after the nra promoted a milestone of 1.7 million "likes." pro-gun senator joe manchin from west virginia is now rethinking his views. >> "i don't know of anybody that goes hunting with an assault rifle. i dont know people who need 20-30 round clips." >>reporter: while some lawmakers are calling for stricter gun laws in response to the school shooting while others are proposing just the opposite. one oregon state representative says people at schools should be taught to use guns in times of crisis. >> "but, people who are trained and who will be armed and when the first shot is fired on the next campus, they can respond and meet lethal force with lethal force." >>reporter: an abc news/ washington post poll released today has given an indication that more people are ready to support
of another fire. >>> this is what our storm look like when it was up in washington. it was a powerful storm that caught some unprepared drivers off guard up at washington state. the driver lost control on i- 90. he was helped by a tow truck when a second vehicle lost control and struck the tow truck driver. the man was killed instantly. falling snow caused dozens of spinouts up there. the interstate had to be shut down. >>> and that's what it look like in washington. we got snow in our own mountains well east of the bay area. i don't know. is mount hamilton lick maybe a dusting? maybe not? maybe by wednesday? >> not quite yet. we don't have the cold sector moving over the bay area just yet but that will change as we'll see a lot of cold air sweeping in, in the next couple of days. outside our high-def doppler radar showing you just some light scattered showers around most of the bay area. you see a lot of that piling up in the santa cruz mountains enough to get roads slick but we have one line making its way toward vallejo, you can see the cell sliding in this direction across the 80. so to
>> i don't want to answer that. >> announcer: from nbc news in washington, the world's longest running television program, this is "meet the press" with david gregory. >> good sunday morning. it's been nine days since the tragic shooting at sandy hook elementary in newtown, connecticut and the debate over gun control has been revived. here with us exclusively this morning, the man at the center of that debate, the ceo and executive vice president of the nra, wayne lapierre. who is answering questions for the first time since the shooting. i want to get right to it. welcome back to the program. >> you promised that the nra would offer meaningful contributions to make sure this never happened again. this was your message. >> the only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun. >> you proposed armed guards in school. we'll talk about that in some detail in a moment. you confronted the news media, you blamed hollywood and the gaming industry but never once did you concede that guns could actually be part of the problem. is that meaningful contribution, mr. lapie
cameron chief political correspondent from washington. >> reporter: shocker problems in washington, hey, megyn. there are proposals going back and forth from either end of pennsylvania avenue. speaker boehner and republicans and president and the white house. boehner says negotiations still continue. there is lot of communication still open. he offered up what he said was the b plan, that would be in place if there is no ability to avoid going over the fiscal cliff and thus seeing after the first of the year massive spending cuts and huge tax increases that a lot of people would throw the country back into recession. boehner's b plan is ignore the spending come plont of the fiscal cliff problem and focusing on tax cuts. with the belief raising taxes on struggling economy like this would be devastating. he offered up that plan. this would be not a replacement or counteroffer for the big deal, but just in case they couldn't get one. watch. >> so at the same time that we're going to continue to talk with the president we're going to also move plan b. i think we all know that every income t
. >>> all eyes remain on washington to see if lawmakers can strike a deal to avoid tax increases and spending cuts over the next decade. >>> the nikkei 225 index in japan is trading higher today. the win will most likely result in a loosening of japan's monetary policy. >>> despite upbeat on the economic data, markets ended lower last week. it's all about the fiscal cliff, right? could washington be making strides? yesterday, a source familiar with the talks told cnn that house speaker john boehner is willing to extend the debt limit for a year. the ceiling stands at $16.4 trillion. raising it further, requires an acted of congress, something the republicans have opposed since gaining the house in 2010. that news came a day after a source said boehner had suggested higher taxes on americans with annual incomes over $1 million. higher than what the president wants. president wants higher taxes on everybody over $250,000. >> thank you very much. >>> and coming up, much more live from newtown, connecticut, where the nation looked to president obama for comfort last night. and where
reports from our washington, d.c. newsroom. senator feinstein is leading the charge on banning assault weapons. >> reporter: dave, senator feinstein says she will reintroduce a bill in january. the shooter in friday's deadly attack had an assault rifle now feinstein and other lawmakers want to reintroduce a ban that expired eight years ago. many republicans have not signed on in fact some are pushing for more people to be armed. texas congressman lou wee was on fox news sunday he said things might have been different if the principal had a weapon. >> when she heard gunfire she pulls it out and she didn't have to lung heroicically with nothing in her hands but takes him out. takes her head off before he could kill those kids. >> reporter: senator feinstein believes she will get much needed spot from president obama. what he said last night when i see you next. live in washington kyla campbell. >>> the suspect shot by a sunnyvale police officer over the weekend has died. police were called to a home at about 6:00 saturday night. officers say the man was assaulting his mother and that whe
on the massacre, we're joined by two guests from washington, d.c., john velleco of the director of federal affairs for gun owners of america agreed also the crips federal lobbyist. and we're joined by christian heyne, the legislative assistant and dressers or better for the coalition to stop gun violence he lost his mother to gun violence in 2005. his father narrowly survived, sustaining multiple gunshots. and still with us, paul barrett, author of, "glock: the rise of america's gun." let's start with christian heyne. talk about what happened thousand oaks california. what happened to your family? >> i come from thousand oaks, california, very much in itself similar to a new town. we are a community that is not often affected by gun violence. they said my parents for the wrong place at the wrong time. we are consistently rated the safest city in the country. i parents were returning a boat to my dad's best friend did he had a restraining order against a man. he came up to do with the judge thought he would do, he shot my dad's best friend in the back. he then turned the gun on my dad because he ha
winter here, that they were planning on moving, that she thought about possibly going to washington state, possibly enrolling her son in a college there. we've been able to trace a little bit of his academic history, wolf. we can tell you, right now, there is no known connection to the sandy hook elementary school. he first appears in public records as a freshman in high school back in 2007, and at that time, we spoke to a security director, who said that adam lanza immediately was identified as a child that needed to be watched. not because he was a threat to other people, that he was so gawky and so awkward that security officials felt that others may be a threat to him. so not only did they keep an eye on him, but also he was, at that time, assigned a school psychologist. he left that school in about 2008. he enrolled in classes at a nearby university, just about 15 minutes from here. he was taking computer science, macro economic, american history. this is a 16-year-old kid, mind you, he was taking those classes. in 2009, he just fell off the grid, never went back to the school. he to
the lack of progress on "fiscal cliff" negotiations in washington. on wall street today. the dow fell 36-points. the nasdaq dropped 21- points. and the s-and-p- 500 lost six points. no update on the fiscal negotiations. because of the elementary school shooting in new- town, connecticut. today - republican house speaker john boehner canceled the weekly republican address. saying in a news release --- quote -- "so that president obama can speak for the entire nation at this time of mourning." he also added, he joins the president - and all americans - in sending prayers and condolences to the victims' loved ones. >>jacqueline: this live look at the satellite and radar. we did see some light rain. we will see similar conditions and a bit of a break. clearing skies and cooler temperatures, overnight. offshore, in other rainfall with tomorrow that you can see on futurecast. as we see it is light. not as widespread as we've seen with previous storms. shower early showery but not until 5:00 a.m. on the sunday. temperatures tomorrow in a very cold morning because of the clear skies. 33 and fair
. as kayla campbell reports from our washington, d.c. newsroom the senator is leading a push to ban assault weapons. >> reporter: senator feinstein pushed for the last ban in 1994. now she says she will introduce the been or legislation on a ban, rather, in the coming weeks. the authorities confirm the shooter had an assault riffle. now feinstein and other lawmakers want to reinstitute a ban that expired eight years ago. one democrat that's been against the ban is a senator. he says it's time to move beyond rhetoric on gun control. he says everybody needs to be on the table in discussion on this. and president obama indicated last night gun law changes are needed. >> no single law, no set of laws can eliminate evil from the world or prevent every senseless act of violence in our society. but that can't be an excuse for an action. >> reporter: much debate is expected in the coming weeks, including large ammunition clips an how mental health can play a role in these gun control laws. live in washington, back to you. >>> right now, authorities in coecticut are working now to make sure the stud
mcdonald, a senior washington correspondent for cbc news off the canada. yet another national discussion about guns is under way, and it's so anti-rational, so politically cowardly, so unbearably stupid, that you have to wonder how a nation that has enlightened the world in so many other ways could wallow in this kind of discussion. does this target the united states' image in the eyes of many who look at this and say, really? another gun discussion? >> of course it does, and it does for appropriate reasons. i've been listening to some of the commentary, and you know, we keep talking about the evil of this person and the psychology and, you know, maybe the violence in the culture. all that could explain any one instance. it cannot explain the fact that, as i say, we have 15 times as much gun violence as other countries. we have to be willing to confront the reality that we're way out of line here, and we have something to learn from other people. >> all right. got to take a real critical look at our culture here in the united states. thanks, fareed. really appreciate it. >> re
, cnn, washington >> the shooting hit close to home for a victim of the colorado movie theater massacre. stephen barton lives about ten minutes from newtown and the recent school tragedy has brought back painful memories. >> "i just struggle to sometimes, you know, just feel safe publicly at the movies and now i guess at school. i don't know, it's- it's a slow process of healing that you have to go through and it's continuous at least for me personally it's going to last for a long time." >> barton stopped in aurora last july while on a cross- country bicycling tour. he was shot in the face and neck when accused shooter james holmes opened fire during a midnight screening of "the dark knight rises." 12 people died in that shooting. barton is part of a campaign that's urging lawmakers to stop gun violence. the aurora, oregon mall and connecticut school shootings have people all around the country talking about gun control. there are still those out there who support their second amendment right. for more on how some gun enthusiasts are dealing with the recent shootings we the rush starte
because it is an antiquited -- >> stephanie: this was not designed for this. >> washington didn't want a standing army. he wanted a well-regulated military. we have the army, the marines the coast guard, the national guard, the air force -- >> stephanie: as a hollywood liberal, i live by the first amendment, i hate the violent video games. i'm not saying you can shut them down. i don't go to violent movies. i think it is all part of it. if we can't have a discussion that involves talking about violent video games that talks about assault weapons and mental health and the cutbacks in it then we're never going to solve it. >> do we know that adam lanza was into violent video games. >> stephanie: i'm not talking about this specific case, chris. why do you think this didn't happen when we were growing up? this didn't happen, right? there is something going on. i would not have had the first idea, a, where to get a gun when i was growing up in the '70s. >> there were violent movies in the '70s. you know. >> stephanie
.m. is a time i want to take a look at what is going on in washington state. they have had a big storm. this was over the weekend. >> there were drivers that were stranded because of the high winds and low visibility. as been ousted as with reconditions is already cost the death of one driver. >> authorities said the roads were so bad that both directions of highway 90 that runs through seattle had to be shut down while the crews are working on applying for the snow. >> president obama will nominate massachusetts senator john kerry as the next secretary of state. the cabinet has been considered a favorite from all sides of the aisle word of the selection comes two days after previous front runner you in an ambassador sunrise to withdrew her name from consideration. gop leaders were angered over accounts wise man about the attack on the u.s. consulate in libya. >> if confirmed carry will praise hillary clinton who will step down in the near future. a formal announcement could come as early as next week. >> house speaker john boehner the offer to raise income-tax rates for americans earn
to that? >> well, it carries enormous weight in washington when you look at the amount of money the nra spends to lobby congress, members of both parties, on k-street, a lot of money to influence elections across the country, not just in these last fall elections, but particularly in the 2010 midterms. they're influential in that way, but it is a moment as bill said for congress to look at this. and also for the white house to make decisions, there's a number of things that the president could choose to do through executive order. you're not hearing any discussion of that at this point while the grief is so raw and so poignant. who knows what's going to happen here? as bill points out there's been so many tragedies like this and there could be a moment where you look at the timing politically. the president has just won the election so there's no worries for him. but the midterm elections are coming up while many democrats fear losing their seat, many democrats represent more liberal districts and republicans represent conservative districts. >> we brought this up earlier in the broadca
by the washington, d.c. snipers who killed ten people and wounded three others. investigators say the gun belonged to nancy lanza of newtown, purchased legally in the last few years and used, they say, by her son, adam, who took it to the school after first fatally shooting his mother at the home where they both lived. authorities have not said how she stored the weapons, whether she kept them locked. nancy lanza's sister-in-law, adam lanza's aunt, stays is not unusual for a divorced woman, like nancy, who lived alone, to have them in the house. >> self-defense. she was a female. live aid loan, live nald beautiful neighborhood. >> reporter: but those guns she bought for protection, investigators say you were used by her own son to kill her. former classmates said a dam lanza was an awkward loner, bright, but painfully shy, so stoic says the former head of high school secure that he showed no sign that he felt physical pain. cindy crom berg says she heard all about adam from her son, kyle, who was a classmate. >> felt that he was odd, that there was no question that he was not a mainstream kids, th
friday stocks fell as investors wait on a budget deal out of washington. the dow dropped 35 points while the nasdaq lost 20. >>> there is some movement in the negotiations to avoid the so-called "fiscal cliff." white house and congressional aides worked through the weekend after house speaker john boehner offered a new proposal to the president on friday. the proposal includes an increase in taxes on people making more than $1 million a year and in exchange he is asking for one trillion dollars in spending cuts. >>> and diet pepsi is getting a huge makeover next month but the company is already making changes. they have added a new sweetener. diet pepsi contains aspartame which breaks down in heat so they are using a new mix to help it last on shelves longer. it hits stores this month. i have always been coca-cola but i'll give it a try live on the edge. >> did you say they are not supposed to change t taste? >> it's supposed to stay sweeter longer. i have always thought pepsi had a bitter after taste. so maybe they will change that. >> a little sweeter than coke. >>> okay. for other sto
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